Get Our Newsletter

Tech Cocktail

MakerBot Successfully 3D Prints Cartilage for Tracheal Repair


It was recently announced that investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Specifically they have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair. The results were reported at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in San Diego. Todd Goldstein… Read more »

Cultivation Capital to Raise a $40M Tech Fund

tech fund

The St. Louis Business Journal’s Brian Feldt today reported that the VC firm Cultivation Capital has raised $4.75 million for their $40 million tech fund. The funding came from 11 investors in total, according to their recent filing with the SEC. According to the report Cultivation Capital cofounder and General Partner Brian Matthews announced in… Read more »

Never Miss a Call Ever Again with Callr


When scheduling calls in my calendar – whether that’s a company-wide conference call, personal call, or whatever – I always include two reminders to make sure that I don’t forget to make the calls; each workday is long, and remembering every call that I have scheduled for that day is something that is just slightly beyond my… Read more »

Orlando’s Code School Acquired by PluralSight for $36M

Pluralsight Acquires Code School

Orlando-based computer-programming school, Code School, was bought for $36 million by Utah-based Pluralsight. Code School founder Gregg Pollack said the deal was finalized about two months ago, and that the company will essentially continue operating from Orlando. “I have a computer engineering background,” said Pollack to the Orlando Sentinel. “Now, with the acquisition, I can focus… Read more »

Tracx Raises $18M Series C Led by Edison Partners

Tracx Series C

This morning, it was announced that the New York, NY-based Tracx, which offers a Cloud-based social media management platform for enterprises, has closed an $18 million Series C round of funding led by Edison Partners. Edison’s investment made up $10 million of the round, with existing investors Flybridge Capital, Mousse Partners, Klingenstein, and Fields &… Read more »

Top 10 Startup Cities Where Entrepreneurs Want to Meet Up


Last October, Startuptravels launched a search engine to find entrepreneurs to meet with in person – a useful tool for networking or plugging into a new startup scene you just arrived in. In the past three months, they’ve seen over 43,000 searches on the platform coming from users in 120 countries and 600 cities. All of these… Read more »

HumanLink – Connecting You with Quality Elder Care Anywhere

home healthcare

A 2013 report issued by the Pew Research Institute found that 39 percent of American households provide care to a family member, with the average caregiver falling within the ages of 45 to 64. A study released by AARP in 2013 forecasts a dramatic decline in the availability of family caregivers. While the number of… Read more »

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Merkhofer with Ladies Who Code

Ladies Who Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »

Bottles Waiting Taps Billion Dollar US Nightclub Industry

Bottles Waiting

I always knew the nightclub service industry was big, but I didn’t know it’s a multi-billion dollar economy within the US, per year. Las Vegas itself is one of the biggest centerpieces of the industry and they haul in $1.5 billion each year alone; some clubs hit around $75 million individually. There are people out… Read more »

Marketplace Lending Platform Bolstr Raises $1.7M

Marketplace Lending Platform Bolstr Raises $1.7M

The Chicago, IL-based Bolstr- the marketplace lending platform for emerging consumer, retail, and manufacturing businesses – has raised $1.65 million in seed funding. This amount was upsized from the originally anticipated $1.5 million target. Those that contributed to the this round include Montage Ventures, Kapor Capital, DRW Trading Group, Merrick Ventures, and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich… Read more »

Knight Foundation Funds 8 Tech Innovations for Libraries

Knight Foundation Funds 8 Tech Innovations for Libraries

This morning, the Knight Foundation announced the winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which challenged people from around the U.S. to reinvent and innovate the ways through which people experience our country’s libraries. Focused on adapting libraries to the digital age, Knight awarded funds to eight projects that utilize in technology to advance… Read more »

Kickstart Seed Fund Successfully Closes Their $39M Fund III

Kickstart Start SLC

Kickstart Seed Fund today announced the close of their Fund III, $39 million, at StartSLC Festival, the largest tech festival ever held in Utah. As they move forward, Kickstart Seed Fund will continue to invest in seed startups based in Utah and the Mountain West region. Along with the news comes the announcement that two… Read more »

DreamIt Ventures Kicks Off Its Program for Women


This week, startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures kicked off its Winter 2015 class in Philadelphia and the first run of its accelerator for women, DreamIt Athena. Announced in November, DreamIt Athena is a special program for women-led startups. Companies selected join the regular DreamIt cohort and get access to the same resources – including $25,000 in… Read more »

GlobalHack Shifts Their Entire Focus to Civic-Minded Projects


GlobalHack, the nonprofit cofounded by Drew Winship and LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has officially hired their first Executive Director after a successful first year of operations. Matt Menietti, currently Director of Operations for SixThirty, will be leaving to join GlobalHack full-time starting February 1. GlobalHack has also announced alongside this news that they will begin… Read more »